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Saorsa is a recently renovated farm cottage at Knockankelly Farm, Whiting Bay.  The farm is situated on the outskirts of Whiting Bay, on the Isle of Arran, above the village and beach, (approx, 1 mile), with fabulous views to Holy Isle and the Ayrshire coast.

The cottage is well fitted, comfortable and cosy and is open all year round with short breaks* available in the winter season. We have electric central heating plus a wood burning stove in the lounge for all year round warmth, and the cottage has a fully fitted kitchen with all you need for your stay. Sleeping accommodation is on the first floor and comprises of a double bedroom a twin bedroom and a small single bedroom.  The shower room/wet room is on the gound floor.

There are plenty of good eating places in Whiting Bay or in nearby Lamlash and Brodick.

Come and stay and see for yourself - the cottage is a warm and comfortable haven after you have spent the day walking the hills, cycling, horse riding, sightseeing or whatever else you want to do - or just come and chill.

*Short Breaks of 3 nights are available for 2 or 3 people outside the main Summer and Chistmas seasons, good for a mountain biking weekend, or just a wee break away from it all.   Just contact us with your requirements. 

Cyclists, Bikers and Walkers are all welcome, we can assist you with drying wet boots or waterproof gear and we have safe off road parking for bikes and motorbikes. Bikes can actually be kept inside, if you wish, in the scullery.  (Not enough room in there for motorbikes sadly - however these can be kept undercover in one of the sheds if you wish!).  We can also advise you on local mountain bike routes, some of which run right through the Farm, and the conditions you can expect on them. We also have the gear on site for you to clean and sort your bike (or motorbike) ready for the next day!

We are very environmentally aware here at Knockankelly Farm. The farm is run using natural fertilizers and no pesticides, and because of that, our animals have a much greater variety of natural vegetation to browse and eat.  

This also means that we have masses of wildflowers on the farm, along with plenty of wildlife, including red squirrels, buzzards, loads of small birds, including woodpeckers - you will probably hear them before you see them though! also, bats and red deer.  In spring we are also visited by plenty of swallows who set up home in the farm buildings. Swallows eat plenty of midges, so they are very welcome! You will likely hear a Cuckoo as well in Spring.

We are also in the RSPB Volunteer and Farmer Alliance scheme, which means that our farm has been surveyed by the RSPB and we have a comprehensive list of the birds that live here.

Please note that all photographs are the copyright of Penny Hamilton LRPS.

We hope this gives you an idea of what we have available at Knockankelly Farm, if you have any queries, or, if you would like to check availability, or make a booking with us, please   just contact us using one of the methods listed below 

Contact us using the link on the left of this page or by...


Phone:     01770-700649 or write to us at

Knockankelly Farm, Whiting Bay,  Isle of  Arran.  KA27 8RQ

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